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Pete King on Trump, Schumer: 'It Was Almost Like a Love-In'

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By    |   Friday, 08 Sep 2017 12:28 PM

Rep. Pete King, R-N.Y. said that President Donald Trump and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N-Y., are getting along well after their Wednesday deal on the debt ceiling.

"It was almost like a love-in at times," King said after attending a White House meeting Thursday between New York and New Jersey officials that included Trump and Schumer.

"He and Chuck — both of them would interrupt each other at times — and they'd go back and forth and Chuck would say something and smile and the president would look at him and smile… this went on for the whole — let's say the meeting was around 40 minutes or so?" King said Thursday evening on CNN.

"It was basically the president and Chuck. Even though there was somebody between them, they — face to face, they were pretty close at times. Chuck would lean over toward him, the president would lean over toward Chuck. I felt like I was back in the neighborhood," King added.

Trump mentioned in the meeting the importance he saw in working with Democrats on the debt ceiling deal, according to the congressman. "He said even if people aren't familiar with all the details of it, the fact that there's bipartisanship — it's a great spirit to have, something he wants," King said.

King said he told the president that the deal was getting a positive response from the House of Representatives, even though some Republicans are not pleased with it.

"I wanted him to think it was going over great. I think it is, but I wanted to make sure," King said.

The president and Schumer have agreed to work on a deal to permanently repeal the debt ceiling, according to a Thursday Washington Post report.

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Rep. Pete King, R-N.Y. said that President Donald Trump and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N-Y., are getting along well after their Wednesday deal on the debt ceiling.
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